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Lower Control Arm

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Control Arm Bushing Replacement



The lower control arm bushings are serviced with the lower control arm as an assembly.

Removal & Installation



2001-04 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Front inner flange bolt
     
    Rear inner flange bolt
     
    Lower control arm
     

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To install:


NOTE
Use a new split pin for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm. Tighten the inner flange bolt (A) to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm) and bolt (B) to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm) (69 ft. lbs. for 2004 models). Refer to the accompanying illustration for the locations of bolts A and B.
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 43-51 ft. lbs. (59-69 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.

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    Fig. Tighten the lower control arm bolts to the specifications-2001-04 models shown

  4.  

2005-06 Models

Special Tools Required:



Ball joint remover, 32 mm 07MAC-SL0A102
 
Ball joint thread protector, 14 mm 071AF-S3VA000
 

  1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then disconnect the stabilizer links from the strut (D).

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    Fig. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then disconnect the stabilizer links from the strut (D)-2005-06 models

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  7. Turn the stabilizer bar backward to gain easier access to the front side of the lower arm mounting bolt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lock pin from the lower arm ball joint castle nut, and remove the nut.

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    Fig. Remove the lock pin from the lower arm ball joint castle nut, and remove the nut-2005-06 models

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  11. Remove the lower ball joint from the knuckle using the special tools.
  12.  
  13. Remove the flange bolts (A), then remove the lower arm (B).

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    Fig. Remove the flange bolts (A), then remove the lower arm (B)-2005-06 models

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  15. Install the lower arm in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

    Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when connecting the lower arm to the knuckle.
     
    Place a jack under the lower arm, and raise the lower arm to load the suspension with the vehicle's weight.
     
    Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified torque values.
     
    Torque the castle nut to the lower torque specification, then tighten it only far enough to align the slot with the hole in the stud. Do not align the castle nut by loosening it.
     
    Use a new lock pin on the castle nut.
     
    Connect the struts to the links.
     
    Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surface on the brake disc and the inside of the wheel.
     
    Check the front wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary.
     

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